It is usual to have significant discomfort and swelling following a male tummy tuck. For the first few days, discomfort can be managed with prescription medicines. Although you may want to rest after surgery, we recommend that you begin walking immediately to aid in healing and prevent blood clots. The majority of patients return to normal activities within three to four weeks, with restrictions on lifting and vigorous exercise lasting up to eight weeks. Any scars will eventually heal and often become almost undetectable. If you maintain a healthy weight following your surgery and have fully healed from your male abdominoplasty, you can expect your results to last a lifetime.